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This will not effect most here, since most of you are still wet behind the ears :lol: I do not belong to or will join AARP for there anti gun stand. I fell that older folks (such as myself) should protect themselves. There as been a increase in crime against folks 55 and older. And for the AARP to come out against us protecting ourselves, is just plain stupid. That is why I refuse to join them and encourage folks in my age group to not join. I have sent back apps to them stating my reasons and not yet received a reply. You can check out there standing with the NRA. Now I know you young whippersnappers are to young to join, but I thought I would state my reasons for why I am boycotting them.
 

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Don't hold your breath waiting for a reply, you won't get one. Did the same as you five years ago, still getting the membership applications. Just so much more junk mail now. The organization doesn't care what you think, they just want the membership dues.
 

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If the enclosed return envelopes are prepaid (no postage necessary), then just stuff anything that doesn't have your name on it back in the envelope and send their junk back to them - that's what I do.
 

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Genetics Dave... may I ask why you don't send the ones that have your name on them? I have sent things back with my name on it, writing on it return to sender, refused delivery. I don't know if the mail carriers just trash it or not, but I feel better.
 

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If you use their reply envelope, they have to pay the postage when it's delivered. Once upon a time I had some 1/16" thick lead sheet. I'd cut a piece the size of the envelope and mail that to certain companies. Hope they had fun paying that postage.
 

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rufus said:
If you use their reply envelope, they have to pay the postage when it's delivered. Once upon a time I had some 1/16" thick lead sheet. I'd cut a piece the size of the envelope and mail that to certain companies. Hope they had fun paying that postage.
Thats funny.
For awhile I would write something like "I don't want your crap" on the stuff with my name on it, then stuff it and mail it back. Seemed to decrease the junk mail for awhile. I sent it with my name on it hoping it would get me off their lists. Got bored of doing that and now just throw it away rather than waste the 30 seconds it take to send it back.
 

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PW said:
rufus said:
If you use their reply envelope, they have to pay the postage when it's delivered. Once upon a time I had some 1/16" thick lead sheet. I'd cut a piece the size of the envelope and mail that to certain companies. Hope they had fun paying that postage.
Thats funny.
For awhile I would write something like "I don't want your crap" on the stuff with my name on it, then stuff it and mail it back. Seemed to decrease the junk mail for awhile. I sent it with my name on it hoping it would get me off their lists. Got bored of doing that and now just throw it away rather than waste the 30 seconds it take to send it back.
I despise junk mail. Considering my taxes subsidize it and it consumes my take and creates an unnecessary risk of identity theft, I personally think it should be illegal.
 

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Considering my taxes subsidize it.
I'm not sure if that is true. I was always under the impression that the Post Office was a self sufficient entity. They had to operate on their own revenue.... any know for sure?
 

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I got another letter from AARP yesterday, and I promptly tore it up and filed it in the round file. :crown:

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Is there an alternative to AARP for the services and information? In the same "general" formats? perhaps one that doesn't get the spotlight that should?

:huh: :huh:
 

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Jeff thanks a lot for the info. Just went to there site, like what they stand for.
 

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I am still a few years away, but 60 plus gets my vote !! :thumbup:
 

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The AARP along with the NAACP, KKK, the Democratic and Socialist Parties all have had long standing desire to have their members and the civilian population in general, disarmed. All advocate for gun control and even if they do not agree with each others basic tenets or philosophies, they are in agreement where they can hurt their people the most. I do not belong to any of these groups and do not plan on joining either. These groups disgust me with their arrogance and self aggrandizing attitudes and behaviors. They care little for the people they purport to help and actively work to make sure they are victims, this is not healthy. :disgusted:
 

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Wife and I checked out the 60+ association, ( we still have a few years) Would it be just a coincidence that the very next piece of junk mail I got was Mcdougal Funeral home literature? MAYBE, just maybe I am closer than I think.. :sadstory:
 

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GeneticsDave said:
If you need someone to will all your guns to, I am more than happy to be that someone! :lol2:
Dave, I'll take that as a compliment. Thanks

PS I hope to not "will" anything for a reallyyyyy longgggg time.
 

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Well, it's always good to have a will set up in advance, just in case of the unthinkable.

If you want me to come over and help you spell out my whole name, just let me know! :lolbang:
 
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